🦁 Premier League: All you need to know for 2021/22’s opening weekend

The countdown for the new Premier League season is on, with only 14 days until the first ball is kicked. 

Newly-promoted Brentford will host Mikel Arteta’s Gunners on Friday, August 13, in the only fixture on the evening. 

The remaining matches will all be played on Saturday. 

Ahead of the big kick-off, here is all that you need to know!

📅 Friday, August 13, 2021

Brentford vs Arsenal

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last seven opening weekend away trips, dating back to 2000 (W5 D2).

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Man United vs Leeds

The Red Devils boast the best points per match in Matchweek 1 of all current Premier League teams (2.18).

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Burnley vs Brighton

The Clarets have lost only one of their last four Premier League season openers (W2 D1).

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

The Blues have won 16 of their last 20 Premier League meetings with Palace (L4), including their last seven in a row.

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Everton vs Southampton

The toffees are unbeaten in nine season openers and face a Saints side with the Premier League’s lowest Matchweek1 win rate (Min.10 matches)

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Leicester vs Wolves

Jamie Vardy needs two goals to equal the Premier league records for the most goals scored in Matchweek1.

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Watford vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa have won their first Premier League match in four of their last five seasons in the competitions. 

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Norwich vs Liverpool

Liverpool’s Matchweek1 fixtures under Jurgen Klopp have featured 29 goals, with the Reds unbeaten in all five (W4 D1).

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Newcastle vs West Ham

The Magpies, who beat West Ham on opening day of 2020/21, can win successive Matchweek1 fixtures for the first time since 2007. 

📅 Saturday, August 14, 2021

Spurs vs Man City

Pep Guardiola is the only manager in Premier League history to oversee as many as five season-opening matches and win each one of them.

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